San Diego Repertory Theatre Internships offer professional experience opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students throughout the calendar and academic year, as well as emerging theater artists with an interest in exploring the day-to-day operations of a theatre. Interns will work alongside SD Rep staff members and receive mentorship in their respective discipline, with the goal of providing artists professional development.
Internships may fulfill academic requirements, to be determined by the respective applicant’s academic institution if applicable. Currently, internships are unpaid learning opportunities.
Applications are accepted year-round. There are both full-year, flexible, and summer internship time slots available.
To apply please submit: a cover letter noting the internship area you are applying for as well as detailing your specific interests, qualifications, and availability; your resume; and one letter of recommendation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Responsibilities vary by department and may include a variety of administrative tasks as noted by the below sampling. Internship positions are available in the following areas:
Testimonials from former interns:
“The internship in the Literary Department was one of the most valuable experiences I had during my work on my M.A. in Theatre Arts at San Diego State University. I had opportunities to research and develop audience engagement materials for current productions at the REP and make real contributions toward the development of the REP’s upcoming seasons. The whole team at this top San Diego theatre were fantastic. I was treated like an equal collaborator, a real member of the artistic team.” – Joel Castellaw (former intern)
“At any one time, the REP has several young interns working in their Development, Marketing, Production, and Artistic departments. When I approached the REP for an internship, they designed a cross-departmental experience that would be most fulfilling for me. This personalized touch indicated a care and hospitality at the REP's core. It has been my pleasure and good fortune to work here—a fantastic introduction to professional theatre.” – Kayla Cohen (former intern)
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San Diego REPertory Theatre is happy to accept scripts from agents and theater professionals with whom we have an existing relationship. In general, we no longer accept unsolicited scripts from unrepresented writers. However, we continue to offer an open submission policy for plays and musicals from Latino(a) writers across the country because we are committed to supporting today’s Latino(a) voices. In addition, local writers residing in the Southern California area may submit a query letter about their new work that includes a current email contact and:
Our six-show season can include full-length plays, musicals with a small cast and band, solo pieces, and adaptations performed on one of two stages (250-500 seats) for about 4 weeks. Past programming has highlighted voices of the Latino, African-Americans, and Jewish communities. Before submitting, please make sure that your script is aligned with our mission. It is also advised that you attend some of our productions to become more familiar with our sensibility.
If we are interested, we will contact you to request a copy of the full script within a few months.
San Diego REPertory Theatre
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101